I like the way the mother of the three yeras old daughter relates to her dauhter welcoming the strangers. She is supporting her open-mindedness and open heartedness. She is also concerened about strangers taking advantage of her daughter's welcoming the strangers. Her concern is valid as we know there are people who may take advantage of her innocence. She came up with a comprromise. She found a way to teach her to "read" the room inside her heart, to tap into her natural intuition to sense real safety versus real danger. I trust my intuition for making the right choices in relating to strangers in my life. I do not either knively trust strangers or shun them and stay away from them. I become aware of what kinds of vibrations I feel in my body and mind and act accordigly.
Have I been always successful in relating to strangers? Of course not. My philosophy of relating to strangers with an open mind and an open heart has caused suffering in me. I have learned valuable lessons from my suffering: Not to trust strangers blindly. I trust my intuition in relating to strangers and it has helped me to enrich my life.
Authenticity, intuition, open mindedness and open heatedness have helped me to truly welcome the stranger at the door of my heart with no strings or judgements attached. There is a joy in welcoming strangers.
Jagdish P Dave